The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
UK
Rank 514 520 521
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 77 116 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.57% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 70 48
Median daily rate £413 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £339 £390
% change year-on-year
+34.31% -13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -49.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £32.60
% change year-on-year
+138.88% -72.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 77 £413 +10.00% 30
South East +4 35 £455 +34.81% 11
London +9 27 £400 -4.47% 9
Hampshire +9 15 £463 +285.83% 1
Berkshire 0 9 £425 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire - 7 £575 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £575 - 1
Reading +2 6 £425 +25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £474 -10.61%
Winchester - 5 £535 -
North West +8 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 -
Bradford - 4 £450 -
Leeds - 3 £575 - 1
City of London -2 2 £326 - 3
Milton Keynes -10 2 £525 -0.94%
Luton - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 - -
Marlow - 2 £300 -
Witney - 2 £350 -
Abingdon - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
East of England - 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Surrey +2 1 - - 3
West Midlands 0 1 £275 -8.33% 3
Merseyside 0 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £275 - 1
South West -3 1 £295 -1.66% 2
Manchester -4 1 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 120 (61.86%) DNS
2 95 (48.97%) Windows
3 76 (39.18%) Linux
4 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
5 51 (26.29%) HTTP
6 50 (25.77%) LDAP
7 48 (24.74%) TCP/IP
8 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (22.16%) Active Directory
9 43 (22.16%) Python
10 41 (21.13%) DHCP
11 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
11 40 (20.62%) VMware
11 40 (20.62%) DevOps
12 39 (20.10%) Firewall
12 39 (20.10%) FTP
12 39 (20.10%) Internet
13 38 (19.59%) Red Hat
14 37 (19.07%) Puppet
15 35 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
15 35 (18.04%) Security Cleared
15 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
16 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
17 33 (17.01%) SNMP
17 33 (17.01%) PowerShell
17 33 (17.01%) Ubuntu
18 32 (16.49%) SSL
19 30 (15.46%) CSS
19 30 (15.46%) MS Exchange
19 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (15.46%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.76%) Apache
2 17 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.67%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.15%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.64%) IIS
6 9 (4.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.61%) SAS
8 7 (3.61%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.06%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.06%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.55%) MindAlign
Applications
1 20 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.67%) IaaS
2 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.67%) PaaS
3 7 (3.61%) Office 365
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.55%) Route 53
4 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (61.86%) DNS
2 51 (26.29%) HTTP
3 50 (25.77%) LDAP
4 48 (24.74%) TCP/IP
5 41 (21.13%) DHCP
6 39 (20.10%) Firewall
6 39 (20.10%) FTP
6 39 (20.10%) Internet
7 33 (17.01%) SNMP
8 32 (16.49%) SSL
9 22 (11.34%) IMAP
9 22 (11.34%) VPN
10 20 (10.31%) SSH
11 16 (8.25%) WAN
12 14 (7.22%) DMARC
12 14 (7.22%) LAN
13 13 (6.70%) VoIP
14 12 (6.19%) BGP
14 12 (6.19%) IPsec
14 12 (6.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.19%) DB2
3 9 (4.64%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.61%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.61%) IBM BigInsights
5 7 (3.61%) Neo4j
5 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.06%) MySQL
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.55%) Big Data
8 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (3.09%) Metasploit
4 5 (2.58%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (2.58%) Subversion
4 5 (2.58%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.55%) GitLab
5 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.55%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.03%) JIRA
6 2 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.03%) Mocha
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 22 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.64%) Marketing
4 6 (3.09%) Back Office
4 6 (3.09%) Electronics
4 6 (3.09%) Front Office
4 6 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.06%) Games
6 3 (1.55%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (11.34%) Architect
2 20 (10.31%) Developer
3 19 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Administrator
5 13 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (6.19%) Designer
7 10 (5.15%) Consultant
8 9 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.09%) Back Office Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Storage Specialist
11 6 (3.09%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) CSS
2 29 (14.95%) HTML
2 29 (14.95%) XML
3 24 (12.37%) Web Services
4 18 (9.28%) SOAP
5 14 (7.22%) OAuth
5 14 (7.22%) REST
5 14 (7.22%) SAML
6 6 (3.09%) Ajax
7 5 (2.58%) .NET
7 5 (2.58%) jQuery
7 5 (2.58%) JSON
8 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.06%) Middleware
8 4 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.55%) CORBA
9 3 (1.55%) JPA
9 3 (1.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.70%) Client/Server
3 12 (6.19%) User Experience
4 10 (5.15%) PKI
5 9 (4.64%) Public Cloud
6 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.61%) CESG
8 6 (3.09%) Blackberry
8 6 (3.09%) Clustering
9 5 (2.58%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.58%) Replication
9 5 (2.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (2.06%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.55%) NHS
12 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (48.97%) Windows
2 76 (39.18%) Linux
3 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
5 33 (17.01%) Ubuntu
6 28 (14.43%) Unix
7 22 (11.34%) CentOS
8 20 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (6.19%) Solaris
12 8 (4.12%) Android
13 6 (3.09%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.58%) Debian
15 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.55%) AIX
16 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
16 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
17 2 (1.03%) SUSE
17 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.62%) DevOps
2 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.82%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.28%) ITIL
5 17 (8.76%) Scrum
6 15 (7.73%) Patch Management
7 14 (7.22%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (7.22%) Network Design
8 13 (6.70%) Web Application Development
9 12 (6.19%) Data Encryption
9 12 (6.19%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.67%) Project Management
10 11 (5.67%) Software Architecture
11 10 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.15%) Migration
11 10 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (5.15%) Validation
12 9 (4.64%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.16%) Python
2 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
3 33 (17.01%) PowerShell
4 25 (12.89%) SQL
5 21 (10.82%) Perl
6 11 (5.67%) C
6 11 (5.67%) Java
7 10 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.12%) PHP
9 6 (3.09%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.58%) VB
11 4 (2.06%) AWK
11 4 (2.06%) C#
11 4 (2.06%) Korn
12 2 (1.03%) ES6
12 2 (1.03%) Jython
12 2 (1.03%) Scala
13 1 (0.52%) C++
13 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.52%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 35 (18.04%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.12%) AWS Certification
3 8 (4.12%) CEH
3 8 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.61%) Degree
5 6 (3.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (3.09%) CISSP
5 6 (3.09%) RHCT
6 4 (2.06%) CCNA
6 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.06%) MCSE
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.55%) CCNP
8 2 (1.03%) CCIE
8 2 (1.03%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.52%) CCDA
9 1 (0.52%) CCSE
9 1 (0.52%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.73%) QA
2 9 (4.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (3.61%) HL7
4 3 (1.55%) RMADS
5 2 (1.03%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.22%) VMware ESX
4 13 (6.70%) Sendmail
5 8 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.61%) Dovecot
7 6 (3.09%) vSphere
8 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.06%) iptables
9 4 (2.06%) KVM
9 4 (2.06%) Squid
9 4 (2.06%) vCloud
9 4 (2.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.55%) Docker
10 3 (1.55%) NFS
11 2 (1.03%) Firmware
11 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (19.07%) Puppet
2 11 (5.67%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.64%) vRealize
4 7 (3.61%) Ansible
4 7 (3.61%) Nagios
4 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.61%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.06%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.06%) Cacti
6 4 (2.06%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.06%) SCOM
6 4 (2.06%) WSUS
6 4 (2.06%) Zenoss
7 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.55%) Rsyslog
8 2 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.03%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.62%) VMware
3 38 (19.59%) Red Hat
4 25 (12.89%) Cisco
5 22 (11.34%) Splunk
6 18 (9.28%) Oracle
7 15 (7.73%) HP
8 12 (6.19%) IBM
9 11 (5.67%) Citrix
10 10 (5.15%) Symantec
11 7 (3.61%) Huawei
12 6 (3.09%) Dell
12 6 (3.09%) SAP
12 6 (3.09%) Veritas
13 5 (2.58%) EMC
13 5 (2.58%) IronPort
13 5 (2.58%) Proofpoint
14 4 (2.06%) Brocade
14 4 (2.06%) MobileIron
14 4 (2.06%) ServiceNow
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